(Source: Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.)
12:00 AM, December 4, 2008
The MLM Division of the Systems Missiles and Space Group of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a contract exceeds $20 million from a foreign customer for an innovative Joint Training Capability (JTC).>> The new capability applies a Network-Centric Training Approach providing comprehensive live training scenarios for both fixed and rotary wing and ground forces.>> MLM is known for its part in the "Arrow" Anti-Tactical Ballistic Missile (ATBM) Defense System and Ehud System, a world-leading Air-Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) System.>> IAIs MLM Division is the prime contractor for this project with Inter-Coastal Electronics, its American partner and major sub-contractor.>> The JTC is designed to integrate five different training systems the Helicopter Training & Safety System (HTS), the Ehud ACMI System, Air Defense Training System (ADTS), ground forces Combat Training Center (CTC), and attack helicopter Tactical Engagement Simulation System (TESS).>> The real-time training package includes advanced simulation for various munitions such as Air-Ground and Ground-Air, in addition to the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES)/Tactical Engagement Systems so as to be interoperable during training.> The system allows the user to conduct real-time monitoring, control the exercise, and to debrief the forces once the training is over.>> Itzhak Nissan, IAI's President and CEO commented: "We are honored to have been awarded this JTC contract. The Helicopter Training and Safety System is the backbone which enables this joint capability. It is an important element within MLMs line of products and an additional significant milestone in MLM's strategy that focuses on interoperable networked training systems. IAI has implemented the customer's innovative requirements and created a unique cost-effective solution. Using our JTC, the customer thereby increases operational readiness.